'Impractical Joker' Joe Gatto's Daughter Has the Cutest Reaction to Seeing Her Dad on TV

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Leave it to Joe Gatto to find the silver lining. The Impractical Jokers star was in the hospital with his daughter, Milana, and he captured the sweet moment she realized her dad was on television. 

Wearing a bright pajama set covered in Frozen stickers, Milana stopped flipping through the channels when she spotted her dad and his fellow Jokers on truTv — and her reaction was perfect. When Joe asked the 3-year-old, “Who’s on TV?” she quickly responded, “Daddy,” with a big smile on her face. 

Last week we had to spend the night in the hospital with my baby girl because she had the flu and was running a high fever,” Joe captioned the video clip. “They didn’t have Disney Jr. but they did have @truTV and she did flipped out when #impracticaljokers was on. An adorable moment wrapped in a horrible night (she’s all good now though friends, so don’t worry).”  

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As expected, fans quickly flooded his comments section, thanking Joe for sharing the cute father-daughter memory. “Glad she’s better. I’m sure watching her amazing daddy on TV brightened her up,” one follower wrote. Others shared their similar experiences with Impractical Jokers. “That’s all I watched in the hospital after giving birth,” one fan commented before another added, “I’m grateful for hospitals having @trutv… when my mom suffered a brain aneurysm three years ago and in a coma for over a month and not expected to live, my husband and three kiddos discovered #ImpracticalJokers. Y’all brought laughter to us in a time we needed it most.” 

A third chimed in, “When my son was born it was the only thing on and we watched the show the three days we were up there.” So sweet, but back to Joe’s daughter… 

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Milana is a daddy’s girl — and Joe loves it. 

If there is one thing you need to know about Joe, it’s that he is wrapped around his little girl’s finger. Joe welcomed Milana in 2015 with his wife Bessy, and has been gushing about her on social media ever since. Recently, he revealed that, while Milana loves the show, she doesn’t like daddy leaving to go to work. 

“Yes, 100 percent, but my wife is amazing,” he said when asked if the show was demanding of his personal time. “She is able to let me do this for our family. My daughter is at the age where she doesn’t want me to go to work, but she also gets to come with me to work. She got to go onstage at three years old at MSG Radio City. I get to share some memories with her and my fam.” 

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Whether dancing while eating frozen yogurt together or getting her first haircut, Joe and Milana are inseparable. Plus, they are both big dog lovers, which is important when you have four dogs —  Biscotti, Zeppole, Tartufo, and Cannoli — running around the house. 

Joe’s son Remington is also a cutie!

Not to be ignored, Milana’s little brother is also known to make appearances on his dad’s social media — but at 16 months old, he might be too young to realize his dad is a bonafide TV star. “Watching the budding friendship between these two makes my heart warm,” Joe captioned a photo of his kids. “Like my siblings, watching them make a really great bond is cool to see as a father. If you’re looking for an excuse to call your sister or brother and say hello, let this be your call to action. I promise you were once inseparable, even if maybe somewhere along the way life got in the way.”  

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Awww. We always knew Joe was our favorite. Watch Impractical Jokers Thursdays at 10 p.m. on truTV.  

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/12/06/rZmOkdp/joe-gatto-daughter

8 TV Shows to Binge-Watch if You're Going Through the Holiday Blues

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Show me a person who isn’t stressed by spending the holidays with family and I’ll show you a liar. Or someone who needs to open their houses to adopt the rest of us ASAP. From travel anxiety to stressful family conversations, there are a million and one reasons to want to curl up in a ball and hibernate until December’s over.

But because the guilt of skipping out on the holidays is often greater than sitting through even the most unpleasant of meals, we urge you to feel the fear and face it this season — then decompress with some feel-good shows that will inevitably lighten your sour mood.

People on Twitter came together to share the TV shows that got them through incredibly sad times, and what better time to round those up than the holidays? From sci-fi programs to talkshow faves, these shows are the perfect way to decompress from the Thanksgiving jitters and holiday sads — or get the whole family on the couch to enjoy these together in silence and in peace.

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‘Parks and Rec’

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‘The Great British Bake-Off’

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‘Gilmore Girls’

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‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’

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‘The X-Files’

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‘Golden Girls’

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’30 Rock’

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‘The Ellen Show’

Source : https://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/11/23/zQcSL/tv-shows-to-watch-when-sad

What Did These 12 Actresses Do to Get Trapped in Christmas TV Movie Hell?

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There’s a kind of morbid comfort that comes from Lifetime, Hallmark and Other Basic Cable Christmas movies. The same five or six vapidly merry plots get recycled, and you can always expect a familiar face like Candace Cameron Bure or Melissa Joan Hart getting into holiday hijinks. Though a certain personality type is no doubt delighted by this predictability, the more ironic viewer watches in horror as Lacey Chabert makes her 400th attempt to save Christmas. Did these women sell their souls to get steady work, only for the Christmas Krampus to gift them with yuletide B-movies? I’m not sure, but below, 12 actresses who are for sure stuck in the bowels of the TV movie underworld.

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Candace Cameron Bure

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Lori Loughlin

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Melissa Joan Hart

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Hilarie Burton

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Danica McKellar

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Christina Milian

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Lacey Chabert

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Alicia Witt

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Jessica Lowndes

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Haylie Duff

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Tia Mowry

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Jodie Sweetin

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/11/16/1aDXYb/serial-christmas-movie-stars

Stars Who Received Death Threats for Their TV Character

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Ah, social media. The one place where cute puppy videos and death threats can co-exist in several jarring platforms. While it’s a good time to be a stan of a TV show, people take that stanning to true stalker-y proportions. And there’s definitely something wrong with those who can’t discern fact and fiction and target some poor actor for ruining their fandom. Below, some of the craziest cases of death threats on a celebrity.

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Vanessa Morgan

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Shannon Purser

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Josh McDermitt

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Timothy Granaderos

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Keri Russell

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Mia Talerico

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Brenock O’Connor

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Sean Hayes (and the cast of ‘Will & Grace’)

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Grant Gustin

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Jussie Smollet

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Anna Gunn

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/11/14/ZfS6H5/stars-death-threats-tv-characters

13 Times Test Audiences Almost Ruined Your Fave Films and TV Shows

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Before a movie or show hits theaters or networks, they’re screened to a test audience or focus group first. After all, if a studio invested millions into a movie, they want to make sure the movie is good before they release it to the general public. Some test audiences have even saved some movies from imminent failure by suggesting better endings and reasonable edits. 

But not all test screenings have good outcomes, especially for movies or shows that are edgy, offbeat, or a little quirky. Test audiences prefer the status quo, and so when something like Seven or even Seinfeld comes across their plate, test audiences don’t know what to do but try to ruin things by cutting out important scenes and choosing crappier endings. Here are a few cases of when test audiences totally got it wrong. (Warning: This post contains spoilers!)

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‘Dirty Dancing’

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‘The Little Mermaid’

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‘Pocahontas’

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I Am Legend

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‘Pretty in Pink’

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‘Se7en’

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‘Dodgeball’

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‘Goodfellas’

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‘Friends’

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‘The Powerpuff Girls’

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‘South Park’

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‘Seinfeld’

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/11/09/Z2eLXiP/test-audiences-reaction-movies-tv

How Will 'House of Cards' Deal With Frank Underwood's Death?

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When House of Cards debuted on Netflix, it was one of the streaming service’s most popular shows and demonstrated that not only could Netflix produce some darn good television, but it had a series that put many of its “traditional” TV outlet counterparts to shame.

It also didn’t hurt that it carried the star power of Kevin Spacey in the show’s main role, who did an outstanding job episode to episode. However, all of the news surrounding his off-camera misconduct forced his exit from the show and Frank Underwood was killed off-camera.

There’s been a lot of talk surrounding just how Netflix is going to handle the show’s sixth and final season, especially without Underwood at the forefront of it. Netflix made no secret what happened to Underwood when they debuted this teaser trailer, which shows Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood addressing her dearly departed husband.

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The line that Claire delivers is a powerful one for multiple reasons, because it not only speaks to Frank’s character, but maybe the controversy surrounding Spacey’s as well:

“I’ll tell you this though, Francis. When they bury me, it won’t be in my backyard. And when they pay their respects, they’ll have to wait in line.” 

What does it all mean? Well, Claire sounds like she’s making big political moves herself. She was sworn in at the end of Season 5 and doesn’t make any mention of pardoning Frank for his crimes. Anyone who’s watched the show knows Claire’s even more politically adept and cunning than her now-dead husband, so there’s going to be some great power plays and plenty of Claire badassery going on.

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Here’s what we do know about the upcoming season, which debuts on November 2: we know that the story behind Frank’s death is that he peacefully went in his sleep. But seriously, what are the chances of that?

Claire gets sworn is as President after Frank resigns, and refuses to pardon him, and then he mysteriously dies in bed? Expect the circumstances surrounding Frank’s death to be a huge plot point in Season 6.

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Then there are the number of shady characters Frank aligned himself with and copious amounts of dirty laundry she’s inherited from her departed husband, so Claire will have to navigate that. Then there’s sexism, lots and lots of sexism.

Being the first female President and dealing with characters like eccentric sibling billionaires Annette and Bill Shepherd (who comes off as misogynistic), along with Republican male senators who aren’t happy that a sharply dressed woman with an impeccable short haircut is leading the country aren’t going to be happy that she’s the new Commander-in-Chief.

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Oh, and if you needed any more proof this latest season will deal hardcore with gender inequality, just check out this quote from Claire:

“The reign of the middle-aged white man is over. The Bill Shepherds of the world who won’t let go, have to go.”

Honestly, this sixth and final season might be the best House of Cards has to offer. Claire’s character development has been one of the strongest throughout the series, and Robin Wright has directed more episodes of the program than anyone else, which includes the series finale. Amazing.

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Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/10/31/Zw1EI0/house-of-cards-how-does-kevin-spacey-die

Meet the Cast of "Sweet Home", Your Newest Renovation Obsession

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If you love home renovation reality TV shows (c’mon, we all do, even if we say we don’t) then you’re going to go ga-ga over Bravo’s newest TV show, Sweet Home, about the Welch’s and their interior design firm.

You might remember Jennifer, her ex-husband Josh, and her pal Angie “Pumps” Sullivan from their show on Bravo, Sweet Home Oklahoma. This time around, they’ve dropped the “OK” from the show’s title and are shifting focus.

What can you expect from Sweet Home when it drops on November 2 (10 pm ET)? Well, you’ve got the “happily unmarried” working relationship of Jennifer and Josh and their team. They encounter problems like handling tough clients and getting the right materials, plus the trials of running a business. Plus Angie Pumps’ quirks and larger-than-life personality help keep everything fun. 

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Bravo’s chosen an interesting firm with an equally interesting cast of characters who are sure to give reality TV and aspiring homebodies (yes, those are a thing) hours of delightful programming. Check out the cast of Sweet Home so you can be best prepared to get yourself on that show and get your house looking all spiffy and oozing with interior design excellence.

Jennifer Welch

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The Big J is a founding member and the name behind Jennifer Welch Designs. She is a Dallas, Texas native and has been working on her interior design business for the past 20 years with her now ex-husband, Josh Welch. Specializing in design for both residential and commercial spaces, Jennifer is known for her painstaking attention to detail. In addition to running her successful business, she’s also a mom to two sons, Dylan, 15, and Roman, 13.

Angie “Pumps” Sullivan

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Angie, in addition to having one of the best nicknames I’ve ever heard of in my entire life (right next to my boy’s friend “Sleepy” who has a lazy eye and was a great boxer), she’s an awesome attorney by trade and has a tight friendship with both Jennifer and Josh. Her friendship with Jennifer began when Big J walked into Angie’s home over 20 years ago and called her out for having a hideous painting of silk flowers in her home. She practices marriage and family law and is a mother to three kids herself, 18-year-old Sam, 16-year-old Emily, and 13-year-old Luke.

Josh Welch

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Born in Paris—no, not that Paris, the one in Texas—Josh was a criminal defense attorney until 2012. Now he’s a photographer and even helps his ex Jennifer’s design firm by providing shots of her work to post to social media and her website. He’s super involved in his sons’ lives, especially their basketball games, and is still super close with his ex and Angie. He also rocks a mean piece of eyewear, which not many dudes can pull off. Seriously, I would look ridiculous in those glasses, but Josh is crushing it.

Alex Hodges

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Even though Alex has the dubious (in Jennifer’s eyes) distinction of being a millennial, the Oklahoma City native has a crazy work ethic that captured Jennifer’s heart. She works as a project manager for the firm and happens to be a member of the same sorority as Angie. She’s also constantly going on about the benefits of a gluten-free diet, which may be annoying to some people but I gotta say ever since I’ve been staying away from bread (for the most part) for the past few months I feel much better. You might have a point there, Alex.

Sabah Khan

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Sabah immigrated to the U.S. with her parents when she was only five years old, and is the office manager at the firm. She got the job after meeting Josh at the Apple Store where she worked. The two became friends and he was struck by her work ethic and personality, so he had her meet Jennifer, who welcomed Sabah into the crew.

Sarah Moll

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Another Oklahoma City native, Sarah is an interior design wunderkind who graduated at the top of her class. After interning at Jennifer Welch Designs, Jennifer brought her on full-time as an associate designer and is prepping her for the big leagues of home renovation.

Sounds like I’ve got a new reality home design show I have to pretend to not like but will secretly binge while my wife’s asleep. But please, please don’t tell her that. I get enough flak from her for all of the other Bravo shows I watch. 

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/10/30/JDgbH/sweet-home-cast

Kids Who Grew up With Netflix Will Never Know These TV Pleasures/Struggles

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Nostalgia makes everything seem better. I mean have you ever heard people who grew up during the Great Depression talk about how they were literally fighting for their lives and happy to have beet soup for dinner?

I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t really sound like a good time to me, yet you’d see these old folks sitting down waxing poetically about how they kind of miss those days, like it was something great.

Now, living during the ’90s was a heck of a lot better than living through the Great Depression, but I’m not exactly on board with all the things my fellow ’90s kids are getting nostalgic about, and that includes ’90s TV.

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I’m not talking about the TV shows specifically or the quality of the shows, although there are some that unwatchable today. Like I don’t care what you say or how much it meant to you as a child, but Full House and 7th Heaven absolutely stink. Sorry, they just do.

What I’m more concerned with, as are a bunch of people my age and older on Twitter, is how we watched these shows. Without Netflix and on-demand streaming/viewing services, that meant you had to follow a regularly scheduled programming format to see your favorite TV shows.

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And it’s got a lot of old heads feeling “sorry” for the current generation who’ll never get to experience the frustrating joys of being at the mercy of commercial breaks and monolithic networks telling you when and how to watch the content they’ve produced for you.

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If you wanted to get up to go to the bathroom, or get something to eat, or answer the door, or, I don’t know, do anything having to do with your life in the middle of a show, there was no pause button. You missed whatever you missed and there was no going back to it. Unless you could catch a re-run or you were one of those people who troubled themselves to tape their favorite shows.

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You also had to watch TV programs in a serial fashion. There was really no convenient way to “binge watch”. Netflix may offer the entire season of their originals right off the bat so you could see them all as fast as you can watch them.

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But back in the ’90s there would be tons of cliffhanger episodes. Often they’d come at the end of the season, leaving you pining for months or a year until the newest season rolled around. 

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Some people asked the intelligent and meaningful questions surrounding this weird dogpile of nostalgia everyone started jumping into. If all of these things sound horrible to you that’s because you are a sane and completely normal person who is appreciative of the conveniences and strides modern providers have made for us viewers.

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There were people who argued that the restrictions of the old network formats created a more social viewing experience around shows. But I would argue back that huge trending shows like Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones still have the same watercooler buzz.

Granted, these shows follow more traditional networking cues, like releasing a new episode every week, rather than the “everything at once” Netflix model. So old-format advocates have a point there.

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Nevertheless, the excitement surrounding TV shows “back in the day,” knowing you only have one chance to catch the program or you’d be relegated to secondhand recaps or rerunsville, had some very real consequences on people’s lives.

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I never got into Buffy personally, but if Total Recall was on TV, you best believe I’d be storming into the room in order to catch a glimpse of Kuato grunting, “start the reactors!” TV was more magical back then, but I would say that has less to do with the format and more with how old we were.

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For the most of us, when we were children, everything seemed more magical, because we were young and full of hope and enthusiasm. Days seemed like weeks and weeks years because we were so excited all the time, so of course missing 15 seconds of our favorite show was a big deal.

Great, now I’m depressed. I’ll just binge watch an entire season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to forget about it, I guess.

Source : https://undefined/humor/2018/10/16/Z1kH9nT/life-before-netflix

12 TV Shows That Strayed Hard From the Source Material

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Friends‘ Rachel Green wouldn’t have been able to stumble into Central Perk wedding-dress-clad if it wasn’t for another city’s group of Singles. Yes, the monolithic sitcom is just one of many shows that veered far off from the original concepts. And no, we’re not talking about how different a show is from a pilot; we all know pilots lay down hard inconsistencies and feature decidedly different hair cuts from the rest of the season. I’m talking about shows that, in its earliest form, was something entirely different. Maybe that means taking a detour from someone’s life story, taking a tonal rewrite from big-to-small-screen transitions, or having a janky short evolve into entire multi-faceted world. Whatever the case, you may be shocked to hear of the humble beginnings of your favorite series. 

Below, check out 12 shows that ended up a different monster than their first draft.

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Parks and Recreation

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The Office

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Gossip Girl

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The Simpsons

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Riverdale

6

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Family Guy

8

Veronica Mars

9

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

10

South Park

11

Friends

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Orange Is the New Black

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/10/10/1UbRqn/tv-shows-original-concepts

Alex Landi Joins 'Grey's Anatomy' and We Officially Have Our New TV Crush

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It looks like Grey’s Anatomy has a new resident McDreamy. Season 15 of the ABC series premieres tonight and while Grey Sloan Memorial’s halls will be full of familiar faces, viewers will also be introduced to Dr. Nico Kim, played by actor Alex Landi

And not only will Dr. Nico Kim be joining the ranks of hot TV doctors — alongside his co-stars Jesse Williams and Giacomo Gianniotti — he will also be making history as the show’s first openly gay surgeon. And according to James Pickens Jr. (better known as Dr. Webber),  he will also have a love interest within the hospital.

“He catches the eye of one of the interns, and it’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out,” James told PopSugar. O.M.G. 

Kim Raver, who’s back as Teddy Altman, also dished about the gay romance, adding, “Already at the table reads, we’re getting into it. It’s just super sweet, and sexy, and amazing, and funny, and awkward. It’s everything that new love is. It’s gonna be great.” 

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So, is Alex Landi single IRL?

It seems Dr. Kim will be taken pretty early in the season, but what about the half-Korean, half-Italian actor himself? Judging from his Instagram page, it doesn’t look like Alex is married or has a significant other in his life but he is big fan of his Grey’s predecessor, Sandra Oh aka Dr. Cristina Yang. 

“Obviously a big bummer that Sandra Oh did not take home the Emmy,” he said in an Instagram video. “Nonetheless, she’s done so much for Asian-American talent on-screen and I can not thank her enough. She’s paved the way for me, especially on this show, so all the best for her.” 

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Alex is also a martial arts expert. 

The 6-foot-1-inch actor traveled to Asia to train with some of the best martial arts teams in the world before taking on his new role, and according to Alex’s IMDB page, he hopes his skills help redefine “how the film industry views Asian actors as leading men.” Plus, he also trained at the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in NYC. Not too shabby. 

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Where else have you seen Alex? 

While Grey’s Anatomy is his first major acting role, you might have spotted Alex on an episode of the CBS series Bull or in the short film, 264 Days. Clearly, he can’t wait to make his primetime debut. “Very grateful. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible,” he wrote. “Watch me take on the role of Dr. Nico Kim for the Season 15 premiere on Sept 27th 8 p.m. on ABC.” 

Oh, we’ll be watching. 

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/09/27/KtPh5/alex-landi-greys-anatomy-married